It’s Super Bowl Sunday – the day where the most people in the country watch the same show on TV at the same time.

It’s also a day where more people eat the same foods. It even rivals Thanksgiving!

Some of the standards are:

  • Chili
  • Hamburgers
  • Hot Dogs
  • Chicken Wings
  • Spinach artichoke dip
  • Pizza
  • Seven-layer dip
  • Guacamole
  • Nachos
  • Deviled eggs

I know I have definitely had or made all of them at one time or another – and many of them at one time! This year, however, we’re going Philly-Style!

Victor is from Philadelphia and we lived in the Philly ‘burbs for almost 20 years. Since my hometown Niner’s aren’t in the game, it’s Eagles all the way – starting with the food.

We’ll be going with Jersey Mike’s Philadelphia Cheesesteaks, since that’s about as Philly as we can get in Oregon.

This is an internet picture, but you get the idea. They’re pretty good for not being in Philadelphia. There’s a lot of debate over who makes the best cheesesteaks in Philly. Our personal favorite was a place in Wayne called Tozzi’s. Great place with a really fun and personable cook. They closed for a [supposed] remodel and never reopened. We were crushed.

The next thing is going to be TastyKakes. These, I made since buying them online is ridiculously expensive. Victor looked into a Philly Box with soft pretzels and TastyKakes. It was about $29.00. Not exorbitant, totally doable – but they wanted FIFTY DOLLARS FOR SHIPPING! That, was exorbitant.

Traditionally, they would be round, but squares are easier…

It’s a really simple recipe and makes 24 fairly large squares.

Friends KJ and Deb made these for dessert one night and gave us the recipe.

TastyKake Peanut Butter Kandy Kake

  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 Tbs butter

Scald and set aside

  • 4 egg whites
  • Dash of salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder

Mix egg whites, sugar, and vanilla until light. Mix in flour, salt, and baking powder. Add cooled milk/butter.

Put in jelly roll pan and bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Take out and spread 12 oz peanut butter on top. Put in fridge to chill.

Melt 8 oz. Hershey chocolate in double boiler and spread on top of cool cake. Refrigerate to harden.

Simple and fun.


Of course, for those who just don’t watch or like football, we’re going to have our own version of The Puppy Bowl, today, as well!

Phoebe and Nancy have a new puppy – Lucy – who is barely 9 weeks old. She is absolutely adorable!

This is her coming home for the first time.

Being a Good Girl in the backyard…

And sound asleep in a noisy restaurant, yesterday.